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TABLE A.--continued.

Limits of Age.

Department, and Branch or Class.

Inferior Superior
Limit. Limit.

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Customs*:

Clerks and Extra Clerks
Searchers, Landing-waiters, Coast Officers, Gaugers, Tide-

waiters, and Weighers

Housekeepers and Messengers ECCLESIASTICAL COMMISSION:

Senior Clerks

Junior Clerks and Temporary Clerks
EXCHEQUER
FACTORY INSPECTORS' DEPARTMENT :-

Sub-inspectors of Factories
FOREIGN OFFICE:

Clerks
Unpaid Attachés

Consuls
GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE :-

Clerks
Indexers, Transcribers, Statistical Abstractors, and Sorters

Officekeeper and Messengers
HOME OFFICE
INDIA OFFICE :-

Established Clerks
Writers
Door Keepers
Office Porters

House Messengers
INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT

Cierks
Copying Clerks
Temporary Clerks
Supernumerary Surveyors of Taxes
Second-class Assistants of Excise

Officekeepers, Messengers, Stampers, and Packers
LONDON UNIVERSITY
Lu CY COMMISSION
METROPOLITAN POLICE COURTS

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26
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35118
40

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16 16 18 19 19 20 18 25 17

25 30 None. 25 25 35 25 35

23***

* Any candidate presenting himself within one month after attaining the prescribed age, will be eligible for examination.

+ Extra Clerks and Extra Officers, when promoted to the Establishment, to be admitted up to the age of 40 years, provided they were first employed before they reached the age of 25, and they will be entitled to reckon such previous service, provided they have been employed for not less than six months in each year.

No person to be admitted from another Public Department who shall have attained the age of 30 years, nor even when over 25 and under 30, unless the party be appointed direct from such department, and shall have been under 25 when first admitted.

No person to be admitted who shall have attained the age of 35, although he may be removed from another Public Department.

, Candidates who have previously been in the Public Service are eligible for Junior Clerkships until they have attained the age of 30, provided they were under 25 when they entered the Public Service, and have served continuously.

With power, when a vacancy is filled up by transfer from another department, to extend the maximum to 30, provided the probationer had been appointed to his first office between 17 and 25.

** As regards those who have not a home in London or in the immediate vicinity, the age should be between 20 years complete and 24 years complete.

# Indexers or Transcribers may be admitted to clerkships up to 30, provided they were under 25 when originally appointed. The service must have been continuous.

#1 In the case of candidates already in the Public Service the maximum is to be 30, provided they were under 25 on first entering the Service. $$ An exception being made in favour of persons, being writers, who are eligible if under 30.

Unless already in the Service in some other capacity. TA person nominated to this Department who has previously and up to the time of such nomination been in the continuous employment of the Government, his age being at the commencement of such employment between 16 and 25, may be admitted, though his age may exceed 25.

*** Unless the nominee shall be a certificated attorney of one of the Courts of Law at Westminster, or shall have acted for at least seven years next before his application for such oflice as clerk to the Justices of any Petty Session,

TABLE A.-continued.

Limits of Age.

Department, and Branch or Class.

Inferior Superior
Limit. Limit.

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METROPOLITAN POLICE OFFICE

RECEIVER'S OFFICE MINT :

Establishment Clerks

Temporary Clerks and Officers of the Operative Department
NATIONAL DEBT OFFICE
PARLIAMENT OFFICE (House of Lords), Clerks

Temporary Clerks -
PAYMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE
Poor LAW BOARD
Post OFFICETI :-

Clerks in London, Edinburgh, and Dublin, and Surveyors'

Stationary Clerks
Clerks in Country Offices
Letter Carriers in London
Auxiliary Letter Carriers in London
Letter Carriers and Auxiliary Letter Carriers at other places
Mail Guards

Labourers
PRISONS DEPARTMENT :-

Clerks
Stewards

Schoolmasters
PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE :-

Supplemental Clerks
PUBLIC WORKS LOAN Office
QUEEN'S PRISON
RECORD OFFICE
REFORMATORIES (OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF)
SCIENCE and ART DEPARTMENT :-

Ordinary Clerks

Supplementary Clerks, Temporary Clerks, other Parties STATIONERY OFFICE:

Ordinary Clerks

Other Parties
TRADE, BOARD OF** :-

Ordinary Clerks
Supplementary Clerks

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Candidates who have previously been in some branch of the Public Service to be eligible, if under 27, if their previous service commenced before they were 25.

+ Candidates for Junior situations in this Department, who have been previously in the Service, are considered to be eligible, so far as their age is concerned, provided that their age did not, when they were first appointed, exceed the maximum age for candidates for the situations to which they may now be nominated.

Any candidate presenting himself within one month after attaining the prescribed age will be eligible for examination.

$ Candidates for the situations of Letter Carriers in the Metropolitan Offices of London, Edinburgh, and Dublin will not be passed unless they are five feet five inches in height, and are able to lift two weights of half a hundredweight each.

|| In the case of candidates already in the Public Service the maximum is to be 30, provided they were under 25 ou first entering the Service,

a The limit to be 45 in all cases where there has been any previous Public Service extending bevond a period of five years.

** Including Registry of Seamen, Registry of Designs, and Registry of Joint Stock Companies.

# Persons already in the Public Service may be transferred to the Board of Trade, provided they were, at the time when they first entered the Service, under the maximum age for admission into the class to which they may be transferred.

TABLE A.-continued.

Limits of Age.

Department, and Branch or Class.

Inferior Superior
Limit. Limit.

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TREASURY :

Establishment Clerks
Clerks in the Solicitor's Office

Supplementary Clerks
WAR DEPARTMENT :

Permanent Clerks
Non-Commissioned Officers (nominated to Out-stations or

Manufacturing Branches).
Temporary Clerks
COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF'S OFFICE :-

Established Clerks

Supernumerary Clerks
COUNCIL of MILITARY EDUCATION :-

Clerks
QUARTERMASTER GENERAL'S OFFICE :-

Permanent Clerks

Temporary Clerks
ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE :-

Permanent Clerks

Temporary Clerks
WOODS (OFFICE OF) :-

Clerks
WORKS (OFFICE OF) :

Clerks
Surveyor's Clerks

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30

45

SCOTLAND. BOARD OF FISHERIES :

Clerks

Fishery Officers
BOARD OF SUPERVISION
GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE:-

Clerks, Transcribers, and Sorters

Indexers
QUEEN'S AND LORD TREASURER'S REMEMBRANCER'S OFFICE
ROYAL OBSERVATORY, Edinburgh

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IRELAND. CHIEF SECRETARY'S OFFICE :

Clerks

Messengers
CONSTABULARY :-
INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE :-

Clerks

Messengers
RECEIVER'S OFFICE
CADETS OF CONSTABULARY

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Unless they have been continuously in the Public Service since they were 25, in which case the maximum may be extended to 30.

+ Temporary Clerks are considered eligible up to 30, provided their service commenced before they were 25.

I Candidates nominated to clerkships after having held other situations (not being temporary clerkships) in the service of the War Office, will only be required to have been within the prescribed limits of age when they first entered the Service.

TABLE A.- continued.

Limits of Age.

Department, and Branch or Class.

Inferior Superior
Limit. Limit.

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DIRECTORS OF PRISONS (OFFICE OF)

Clerks
Draftsmen Clerks
Assistant Schoolmasters

Messengers
DUBLIN METROPOLITAN POLICE :

Clerks

Messengers
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT:--

Established Clerks
Temporary Clerks

Boys in Office
GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE
INSPECTORS OF LUNATIC ASYLUMS (OFFICE OF) :-

Clerks

Messengers
INSPECTORS OF PRISONS (OFFICE OF):-

Clerks

Messengers
LOAN FUND BOARD :-

Senior Clerks -
Junior Clerk

Messengers
PAYMASTER OF CIVIL SERVICES (OFFICE OF):

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Clerks

Messengers
POOR LAW COMMISSION
REGISTRY OF DEEDS OFFICE
WAR (Military Offices in Dublin) :-

Permanent Clerks
Temporary Clerks

16*
20
18
17

22 35 30 25

18
18

25 40

• The Junior Clerk in the Record Branch is not to be under 18.

TABLE B.-Different STANDARDS of QUALIFICATION established

by the various DEPARTMENTS.

Note.--It must be understood that alterations may at any time be made.

Department, and Qualifications required.

ADMIRALTY.
I. WHITEHALL BRANCH.

1. Writing from Dictation.
2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar and Decimal Fractions).
3. English Composition.
4. Précis.
5. Geography:
6. English History
7. Translation from French.

8. Translation from Latin or a second modern language. II. SOMERSET HOUSE BRANCH.

1. Writing from Dictation.
2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar and Decimal Fractions).
3. English Composition.
4. Précis.
5. Book-keeping by Double Entry.
6. Geography
7. Either-

(a) Translation from Latin or a modern language ;
(6) The leading points of English or Modern History ; or,

(c) Algebra, Euclid, or any branch of Mathematics or Science. III. CLERKS IN DOCKYARDS, VICTUALLING YARDS, OR NAVAL ESTA

BLISHMENTS AT HOME, AND TEMPORARY CLERKS.
1. Writing from Dictation.
2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar and Decimal Fractions).
3. Book-keeping.

ADMIRALTY (REGISTRAR AND MARSHAL OF COURT OF).

I. CLERKS.

1. Exercises designed to test Handwriting and Orthography.
2. Transcribing.
3. Arithmetic (including Vulgar and Decimal Fractions).
4. English Composition.
5. Précis.
6. One of the following subjects :-

(a) Latin or a modern language ;t
b) The leading points of English or Modern History;
(c) Geography;
(d) Algebra, Euclid, or any branch of Mathematics or Science.

+ In examinations which are not competitive the exercises in Languages are restricted to translation.

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